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One of the best opportunities I have ever had came this past semester, best part is, I received credit to do what I have a passion for, video production.
I decided to do a Co-op with the Fargo Force hockey team through Concordia, and I must say, despite paying tuition to work for free, I have learned more about media production this past semester than ever before. There is no better way to jump into your field or area of study than doing a Co-op. Let’s be real, class time is good, but getting out and actually doing what you want to do, while receiving credit for it is the best way to learn. Others, may think why should I pay to work? I guess that is one negative way to look at it but the experience is worth it. I was given the opportunity to create television commercials for the Fargo Force, along with many other video pieces. I able to do a lot of post production videos, such as intro videos as well as live video for the in house video boards, whether it was operating a camera or doing instant replay.
My Co-op was for 8 credits which required 30 hours of work a week, it did get to be a lot of work, with going to class at the same time, but on the upside of things, that comes out to be two classes worth of homework that I didn’t have to do. It has all been well worth it.
Below is one of the commercials I have made, as well as a link to the Force website where you can see all of what I do. Come check out the Force this weekend, December 17th and 18th!